Nancy (Eldenborg) Olesen, 70, of Lincoln, Nebraska was born July 18, 1947 to Merle and Miriam (Hopkins) Eldenborg in Lincoln. She passed away July 11, 2018 at Madonna Rehabilitation, surrounded by her daughter, sister and so many others who loved her.
She graduated from Lincoln Northeast High School in 1965 and later attended Lincoln School of Commerce and Southeast Community College. In 1968, she married Richard (Dick) Olesen and they had 3 children, and years later divorced.
During her working years, she was employed at the old St. Elizabeth Hospital on South Street, as a nurse’s aid on the pediatric and burn units. She then worked for the State of Nebraska – Department of Education as a bookkeeper. She retired after 26years.
But she didn’t finish there. She became a foster mother to hundreds of children throughout the years, who needed guidance, love, nurturing, and a good home. Nancy loved reading, baking, crafts, sewing, making beaded jewelry, traveling, going to the casinos, drinking her Pepsi, cuddling with her cats and spending time with her family. Nancy was a loving mother, sister, aunt, grandma and friend. She had a huge heart and treated everyone with kindness, grace, and humility. She dedicated her life to her family and her cats. Her greatest gifts were her grandchildren. She loved her family unconditionally and enjoyed gathering together to make everlasting memories. She will greatly be missed. Heaven truly gained an angel.
Nancy is survived by daughter Kristi (Todd) Meyers; sons Jeff (Gina) Olesen, & Greg (Michelle) Olesen; sisters Sue Hafermann, & Kathy (Mike) Schidler; grandchildren Keaton and Macey Meyers, Joshua and Brendon Olesen; cousins, and many nieces and nephews, special friend Sue Richart, & ex-husband Dick Olesen.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Merle and Miriam (Hopkins) Eldenborg, niece, Debra Hafermann, brother-in-law Lee Hafermann, ex-father and mother-in-law Richard and Helen Olesen.
Nancy’s wishes were to be cremated and a celebration of life will be held at a later date.
Memorials to the family for future designation. A special thank you to Madonna Rehabilitation!!! Mom and I were truly blessed to have each one of you amazing individuals in our lives. You were a gift from God. Love, Kristi Meyers